A group of unknown assailants fired shots at Sahwa forces at a Ryadh district’s check point (south of Kirkuk), on Saturday, April 9. The Sahwa forces retaliated and killed one of the assailants. Kirkuk Joint Operations Room told Kirkuk Now, “today, (April 9), some yet unknown assailants fired shots at a check point of Sahwa forces, near the village of al-Shahiriya, at 2:30 am. Sahwa forces retaliated and killed one of them. The fight lasted for some time.” The same source also mentioned that Ryadh police arrived soon after the incident, and sent the body to Ryadh Police Department. Investigation on the issue has begun.